Discrimination is discrimination. It doesn’t matter who you discriminate against or for what reason. It is what it is.
We’re all killers. All humans are killers. We discriminate against all other species – including our own. That’s how bad we are. We enslave, torture and slaughter all other species, including our own. That is bad – Not bad-ass.
Yet, we pass judgment on everybody and everything else. Because we think we’re better, we’re superior to all other creatures including all other humans.
God made us that way is our excuse. Everybody else does it is our excuse when the first one doesn’t satisfy. Hey, they let us do it. They didn’t fight back – another lame excuse.
Somehow it sounds less offensive to say we’re all sinners, we’re all in the same insanity boat – made by God by the way – than to call ourselves what we are – killers.
Massaging our guilt does not allow for change of the offensive behavior. It actually perpetuates it.
Oh-h-h massage my guilt. That feels so-o-o-o good.
Just as there are gifted human animals within the human species/race, so are there other gifted animals within their respective species/races.
In fact, in all species/races gifted animals are known to exist.
‘They don’t speak our language, look like us, have our mores, share or understand our culture, think and act like we do. They don’t accomplish what we accomplish, perform the same tasks the way we do, appreciate and endeavor, feel and care’ – are all statements once made about black people of Africa, island people and otherwise indigenous people all over the globe. Indigenous people have also made the same claims toward those who saw them as less.
In Cleveland, Ohio where I live I’ve heard many times various black Africans from all walks of life refer to other species as dumb animals. In the animal rights realm, they are not even on the board yet – as a race or even as an ethnicity. Of the fifty-four countries in Africa I’ve never heard nor read of any of the inhabitants of any of them not eating animals by choice.
That needs to change. Why not start in America? Black people love to eat animals – like most other races do. Yet, other races and ethnicities are seeing the wrongness of the way and working to change what their ancestors did wrong for millennia.